Sunday, 22 August 2021 (Group: West Kent Walking)
Start time 10:30
11.3 miles / 18.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Srenuous walk, 18.1KM
Our adventure starts in the sleepy but picturesque village of Cobham.
There is parking at the Village Sports Ground, however on Sundays there is usually a cricket match on, so careful where you park, or you may get blocked in. The parking is free and there are toilets here
Meeting at the Sports Ground, we start our walk through Cobham and down to Luddesdowne Village Church
We’ll then head out and through Great Park Wood, and cross over the North Down Way and through the beautiful HorseHolders Wood, across the Kent Downs and through the Wingate Wood. Picking up the North Down Way, we then traverse through Upper Bush, Lower Bush, Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve, before walking past the Darnley Mausoleum.
We then head back down towards our start point ending up at the Village Sports Ground. There is a local pub there should we wish to finish the day off with a pint and some food.
There are toilets at our start point, but after that, nothing until we finish. As for lunch, bring a picnic lunch or some snacks, and get some food at the local pub at our end point.
Please be aware there are several strenuous hills on this hike and there are numerous muddy patches, so be prepared to breath hard and wear appropriate foot wear.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on this gorgeous walk